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Charles Perkins
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Charles Perkins, approx 1965, first Aboriginal Australian to graduate from the University of Sydney.
Born (1936-06-16)16 June 1936
Died 19 October 2000(2000-10-19) (aged 64)
Nationality Australian
Other names Charlie Perkins, Kumantjayi Perkins
Education Bachelor of Arts
Alma mater University of Sydney
Known for Activism, Public Service, Sport
Spouse(s) Eileen Munchenberg
Children Hetti, Rachel and Adam
Charles Perkins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950 Port Thistle ?
1954–1955 International United ?
1956–1957 Fiorentina ?
1957 Budapest ?
1957 Everton 0 (0)
1957–1959 Bishop Auckland ?
1959–1960 Adelaide Croatia ?
1961–1964 Pan-Hellenic ?
?–1969 Bankstown ?
Teams managed
1959–1960 Adelaide Croatia
1961–1964 Pan-Hellenic
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Charles Nelson Perkins AO, commonly known as Charlie Perkins (16 June 1936 – 19 October 2000), was an Australian Aboriginal activist, soccer player and administrator. He was the first Indigenous Australian man to graduate tertiary education, and is known for his instigation and organisation of the 1965 Freedom Ride and his key role in advocating for a "yes" vote in the Australian referendum, 1967 (Aboriginals). He had a long career as a public servant.

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